Update: Kitchen Freezer Clean Out Shelves #1 and #2

I had hoped to get on a roll with cleaning out/eating the contents in one or two shelves of my freezer every week, but that didn’t happen.  Still, I made good progress on the two shelves I wanted to clean out. When I started this challenge about two weeks ago, my kitchen refrigerator freezer looked […]

Kitchen Freezer Clean Out: Shelves #1 and #2

I have a lot of freezer space here.  We have one deep freezer chest in our guest room and another in our kitchen.  We also have a freezer in our refrigerator in the kitchen and in the refrigerator in our garage.  Because I have all of that freezer space, I tend to neglect my kitchen […]

My Weight Loss Plan

I’ve never been a yo-yo dieter; instead, for most of my life, up until my early 30s, I was, shall we say, pleasingly plump.  Then, after I had my first child, I bumped up into the seriously overweight range and stayed there until I was done having children.  But then, I started having health issues–often […]

Weekend Bulk Cooking, May 7, 2018

This weekend, I actually did bulk cooking for foods that we will eat during the week with just a tiny touch of freezer cooking.  Maybe that means I’m improving.  But still, my freezer stash is getting low, and I don’t like that.  I made need to make some more freezer meals soon. My mom and […]

Where Should You Put Your Emergency Fund?

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Radius Bank. Radius Bank has not directed my content or my views. My husband is currently a yearly contract employee.  We’re hoping that one day he’ll be a tenure-track employee where he’ll have more security, but due to funding, that hasn’t happened yet.  Because we feel […]

Grocery Report, April 11 – 17, 2018

April tends to be a busy month for us as many of our yearly obligations end for the summer.  This month, the kids had 4H Fair for archery and Bookworm has had something to do all day Saturday for each of the first three Saturdays of the month.  In addition, my husband had some out […]

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Three: The Great Escape: A Review & Giveaway

I’m always looking for quality fiction to read to my girls.  Last year, we had the opportunity to review the first two books in The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series–The Beginning and Race to the Ark.  We loved them both.  Recently, we just had the chance to review the next book in the series, […]

Weekend Bulk Cooking, April 1, 2018

I’ve designated Sunday as a bulk cooking day/weekday meal prep day.  I tried meal prep last weekend, and it worked great. Since this Sunday was Easter, I only did a small bulk cooking session. Last week we tried Tilapia Fish Burgers (made with cod), and we loved them.  I decided to make a second batch and […]

Grocery Report, February 1 – 6, 2017

I’m trying to pay cash for my groceries in an effort to rein in my spending.  I’m also taking all of the change I receive and putting it in a vacation fund to travel to Michigan, so unless I pay by check or credit card, all of my shopping will now be rounded up to […]

Grocery Report, January 18-31, 2018

I learned some lessons this month that will hopefully help me lower my grocery bill in the future.  The most important lesson–don’t make a ton of freezer meals in one month.  I like to knock out a huge freezer cooking session and then have two or three months where I don’t have to worry about […]